Celebrating the careers of female tech experts, their motivations and the challenges they’ve faced in an industry where in the UK just one in six specialists are women.
Female representation in the tech sector has stalled over the last ten years despite efforts to encourage more women into the industry. Our panel this week, editor of Education Technology magazine Charley Rogers and Jisc training director Shirley Wood, discuss their careers, motivations, and what can be done to create a more diverse tech workforce and why this is important.
Our expert pratitioner this episode is Helen Richardson, learning, innovation and IT manager for Gateshead College, who gives us an insight into her career and the innovative work she's leading.
In the podcast Shirley mentions the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and host Laura refers to a previous episode of What the Edtech?! with Kenji Takeda and Daniela Duca discussing AI and bias. At the end of the episode our guests give their tech role models: Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Dame Stephanie Shirley (aka Steve Shirley), and Kate Bellingham.